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New Right Party, Romania

Noua Dreapta

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[Noua Dreapta] image by M Schmöger, 14 January 2007

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Description of the flag

The Noua Dreapta (= New Right) is a neo-fascist organization in Romania. It sees itself as successor to the 1930ies fascist organization Iron Guard (Garda de Fier). Not surprisingly it uses a lot of flags, their main symbol being the Celtic Cross []:
"Simbolul Noii Drepte este Crucea Celtica, unul dintre cele mai raspandite simboluri crestine, prezent in mii de biserici si in simbolistica populara a fiecarei natiuni europene."
My translation: The symbol of the New Right is the Celtic Cross, one of the most widespread Christian symbols, present in our churches and in the popular symbolism of each European nation.
This Celtic Cross is mainly used on green flags [see sources], as the colour of the Iron Guard was green, and the Noua Dreapta members wear green shirts.


M Schmöger, 14 January 2007

The colour green for the field was previously used by the Legionary movement.
Marc Pasquin, 30 March 2007

Flag Variants

There are also two variants of the Celtic Cross on a black field in use, but not as widespread as the green version.

[New Right] image by M Schmöger, 14 January 2007

[New Right] image by M Schmöger, 14 January 2007


[New Right] image by M Schmöger, 14 January 2007

As the Noua Dreapta reveres the historical leader of the Iron Guard, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, they show a portrait of him together with the Celtic Cross on another flag variant.


[New Right] image by M Schmöger, 14 January 2007

Finally, a horizontal bicolour of dark grey over light grey, with a white Celtic Cross (fimbriated black) in the center, and the inscriptions "NOUA DREAPTA" (in an arc over the Celtic Cross) and "TIMIŞOARA" (in an arc under the Celtic Cross) can be seen [5]. This is obviously the flag of the Timişoara branch of the organization, and it is probable that other branches have similar flags.


Manuella Schmöger, 14 January 2007

[New Right] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 7 June 2011

The national flag with a black Celtic cross in centre of yellow field was used by the New Right at a rally in Timisoara in April 2011. The rally was held before the Consulate of Serbia as the protest against the "persecution" of ultra-rightists in that country. In fact, the cases described in the article are those of football hooligans, one of whom was sentenced for attempted murder of a policeman during the riots that broke at a national championship match and a large group of others were sentenced for having massacred a French football fan who had come to Belgrade for an international match. (This is just another example of ultra-rightists' attempts - unfortunately, often successful - of infiltration among the football hooligans with the ultimate goal of converting them to their ideology, typical not only for Romania and Serbia, but for other European countries as well.) This flag might be inspired by the similar flag of National-Christian Defense League (see FOTW page ro}fasc.html), only replacing the swastika with the Celtic cross.

Source: website; Image from the same site.

[New Right] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 7 June 2011

New Right also uses flag based on its current logo, which is a white rhomboid charged with party name initials in black and placed in centre of a larger green rhomboid which also contains party name inscribed in white above and below the central device1. This logo is based on a common template used also by other European ultra-rightist movements which are the members of European National Front2. On the flag, the whole field is green. This flag was used in Spain in January 2011, at the celebration of 74th anniversary of the battle of Majadahonda, which was organized jointly by several Romanian and Spanish ultra-rightist parties3, and also in Rome in April 2011, during the celebration of anniversary of Nationalist victory in Spanish Civil War, which was organized by the National Association of Italian Fighters in Spain, with the participation of Spanish and Romanian ultra-rightists4. The New Right was involved in these events as the self-designated successor of the Iron Guard, whose members have fought in the Spanish Civil War on the Nationalist side, some of them having been killed at Majadahonda.


  1. New Right website
  2. European National Front website at the Internet Archive
  3. Spanish Youth Action website
  4. Spanish Youth Action website

Tomislav Todorovic, 7 June 2011

Concerning the ND image (above), the flag may also have the name of a local branch of the party inscribed beneath the whole device, which is smaller in that case to make space for the additional inscription. An example was photographed in the town of Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna county, in December 2015. While the additional inscription cannot be read completely, the first word is obviously FILIALA ("branch" in Romanian" and the other is most likely COVASNA, because the first letter is C and the word length does seem to match.

NapocaNews website: (photo:

[New Right] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 20 May 2018

The other version of the flag with logo is a white-green-white triband, with the logo occupying the whole flag width and separated from the green field by white fimbriations; width of the green field is the same as the height of white rhomboid within the logo [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

This flag also has a variant with the name of local branch inscribed along the bottom edge, the logo being smaller and whole basic pattern moved closer to the top, with narrowed top white stripe and much widened bottom one, which also contains the additional inscription in green. Most of the examples found online are from the city of Timişoara; the flag may be used alone [7], but also together with the basic flag [8, 9, 10].

[1] website:
[2] website:
[3] Adevarul daily newspaper website (photo gallery):
[4] NapocaNews website:
[5] website:
[6] website - News report on 2014-03-15:
[7] website:
[8] Timis Online website:
[9] Opinia Timisoarei website:
[10] website - News report on 2015-03-17:

Tomislav Todorovic, 20 May 2018